Get Rid of Bed Bugs

It’s not that easy to get rid of bed bugs. Just ask anyone who has ever found that there is an infestation in their home. Southern Maine has its share of bed bugs, too, with the heavy traffic and tourist trade that passes through. In fact, there are quite a few bed bug exterminators in the area, but there is only one that can steam bed bugs.

Why Steam?

You may wonder why you have to steam bed bugs, but there’s a very good reason. To kill bed bugs, you have to kill not only the adults and nymphs that actually suck blood, but you have to kill the eggs, as well. This can be a real problem, since bed bugs lay eggs every single day.

Another problem when you try to kill bed bugs is that they not only go dormant, their eggs can go dormant, as well. This means that the chemicals that an exterminator for bed bugs may use can lose its potency before the eggs hatch. It also means that, if the bed bugs are dormant and don’t crawl through the chemical, they will be unaffected, once the chemical has disbursed.

However, steam is not something that the bed bugs can escape. Their eggs are subject to it, as well. These blood suckers can thrive in any temperature below 120 degrees, but excessive heat will kill the adults, nymphs, and eggs. Heat treatment for bed bugs is the most effective way to stop an infestation. Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control is the only company that offers this eco-friendly method of controlling bed bugs.

Get Rid of Bed Bugs


Maine Bed Bugs has a checklist available on their website that tells you how to get ready for heat treatment in a room. You can’t leave any plants in the room, of course, or they’ll be killed by the extreme heat. By the same token, you can’t leave any candles in the room. There are a number of things that need to be removed, and then you’ll need to strip your beds so that there is no problem for the steam to reach the mattress. However, the heat alone is enough to kill the bugs and eggs. All you do afterward is vacuum up the dead bugs and put things back in order.

Chemicals And CO2

Bed bug exterminators usually use chemicals to kill bed bugs. CO2 traps can capture some of the bugs, but really serve more as a trouble shooting device. With a CO2 trap, if you catch bed bugs, it means you need to have heat treatment done to get rid of them. Bed bugs are attracted to CO2, which human exhale in excess when we sleep. That’s why the bugs catch us in bed. They are attracted to that area because of the CO2 we exhale. The chemicals are quite effective in killing the current infestation of bed bugs, but quite often, won’t kill the dormant ones or the eggs. This is the problem with chemicals – not only do they not eradicate the problem, people can have reactions to the chemicals, no matter how mild they are. But, heat treatment for bed bugs is eco-friendly. It’s just heat, with no fumes, powders, or sprays.

Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control uses a patented method of heat treatment for bed bugs. It takes special equipment, but with this equipment, Maine Bed Bugs can kill the bugs, nymphs, and eggs with just one treatment. There shouldn’t be any repeat infestations, because even the dormant bugs and eggs are killed. With chemicals, you stand the chance that the chemicals will lose their potency before the bugs come out of dormancy. The eggs can also remain dormant until the chemical is gone. But heat treatment finds the bugs and eggs and kills them, rather than waiting for the bugs to crawl through chemical. And, with heat treatment for bed bugs, you don’t have to wait for the eggs to hatch and the nymphs to crawl through the chemical.

If you need bed bug exterminators, call Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control. Dale Carlson will give you an estimate, and will schedule your heat treatment for bed bugs at your convenience.

Call Dale today at at 207-650-8654!

Don’t spend another night as food for a parasite.